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Minnesota is Still In

On June 13th, our MN is Still In day of action brought together business leaders, policymakers, and supporters to celebrate climate change solutions and our clean energy progress. The day included a benefit luncheon for Climate Generation, the Leadership on Climate Action Business Workshop, and a screening of James Redford’s film Happening: A Clean Energy […]

Climate action is unstoppable

Letter from the Executive Director Climate action is unstoppable. Our MN Is Still In: Leadership on Climate Action events demonstrated how individuals, cities, states, and businesses are taking ambition to the next level. We heard examples from elected leaders, sustainability leaders, and special guest James Redford at our June 13 events. We were thrilled to […]

So, what happened during the 2018 Legislative session?

Minnesota’s short 2018 Legislative session ended in a flurry this month, with your elected officials sending bills from the chamber floor to caucus and conference committees at all hours before session ended May 20. Governor Dayton now is finalizing which bills he will sign or veto as the last check and balance in updates to […]

Youth Demand Action on Climate Justice

By Sarah Goodspeed, Youth & Policy Manager and Shaza Hussein, Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN) Core leader The youth of this country know that our voices are powerful. Today we are banding together to change the status quo in areas that for decades have been immovable. We are leading on solutions and raising our […]

Youth Advocate for their Future at the 2018 Youth Climate Justice Summit

What did you love about the Youth Climate Justice Summit? “Advocating for myself and adults listening.” “The like-minded people, and seeing where legislators stand on issues.” “Getting the chance to talk to legislators.” This is some of the feedback students gave after our day of action at the State Capitol. On April 25, 2018 about […]

The Strong, Lasting Impact of Youth Lobby Day 2015

During the 2014-2015 school year I had the privilege of receiving credit towards my senior year at DeLaSalle High School through an internship with Climate Generation’s YEA! MN program. I was fed up with the monotony of high school and was looking for work that I could be passionate about and that would give my […]

The Clean Power Plan: A Critical Step Towards A Climate-Resilient Future

The case for strong action by the U.S. to address climate change is growing by the day. After experiencing the hottest and wettest May on record last month, we can clearly see that the impacts of climate change are intensifying. In the past few weeks, international climate efforts have made headlines: Norway has voted to […]

Governor’s Office Voices Strong Support for Renewable Energy in MN

On May 7th, 2015, myself and six other youth leaders from around the state met with Molly Pederson, senior policy advisor to Governor Mark Dayton. We went to lobby in opposition of the House energy omnibus bill, which would cut many of the clean energy advancements that have been made in Minnesota and make our […]

Feelin’ the Love!

We’ve been feeling a lot of love this month at the Will Steger Foundation! We’ve seen MPR cover climate change in a bigger and bolder way, including a feature with our founder Will Steger. Our partner educator, Craig Johnson, from the School of Environmental Studies (SES) in Apple Valley, MN was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for […]